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Why what we do in small rooms matters

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last night, I introduced the readers at my first ever hosting of the Exiled Lit Café by talking about what we do in small rooms and why it matters. We were in the Betsey Trotwood pub (named for the irrepressible character in David Copperfield) in Farringdon, a London neighbourhood where old and new mingle with [...]

On Love And Tribes In A New World Order

By |April 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Some time ago I visited a part of the world that I once could loosely call ‘my country’. What was once one country is now seven. If this sounds like a riddle - it is. I use the word ‘loosely’ retrospectively because some people like me; rightly or wrongly, once regarded that part of the [...]

Free Delphi

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

This is not about Delphi the supernatural oracle, as it happens it's about a natural man/poet. And for that matter not in Greek but in Persian. And as the story goes: on a December evening in Abadan, five plain clothes officers arrive at the Delphi's family home with a search and arrest warrant for Raaouf [...]

Inside and Outside the Dream Room

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Exiled Lit Cafe 9th January 2017 Hypnos is the God of Sleep and Morpheus, the God of Dreams. Beds are the theatres in which the nightly drama of our dreams plays out and so they can be a place of danger. Despite the tube strike and unrelenting rain, our guests, Adnan Al Sayegh, Stephen Watts, [...]

Exiled Writers Ink at the Calais Refugee Camp, October 2015

By |April 14th, 2015|Categories: Events|

I gasp at my first sight of the so-called ‘Jungle’ camp which is of a sprawl of never-ending tents and of groups of young men walking aimlessly in squalid conditions. The 6,000 predominantly young male migrants originate from Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan and Eritrea with a few from Somalia. They have fled from horrific situations in [...]

PRESS & MEDIA

THE GUARDIAN

Exiled Writers Ink letter to The Guardian (9.7.2021) against Priti Patel’s new proposals for dealing with refugees. Read more >

Letter in the Guardian about Ilhan Comak and our February 2020 Exiled Lit Cafe.
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BLM:
Exiled Writers Ink Black Lives Matter Statement. Read more >

RESISTANCE ANTHOLOGY
Press Release about Resistance book. Read more >

Resistance anthology, press review >

Review of Resistance anthology and the 2021 chapbooks . Read review >

Hampstead and Highgate Express. Includes interviews with poets, Amir Darwish and Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes. Read review >

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